By now you will know that the foundations of your house are certainly located below the floorboards of your living room, your bedroom, the tiled kitchen floor, and so on and so forth, perhaps even stretching across the way of your property onto the cold cement of your garage, and down the driveway. Cracked paving in this area may have initially given you the impression that it was simply weather-beaten.
Of that there could be little doubt. But it could be a deceptive area. Because these could have been the earliest signs that your home’s foundations are beginning to shake. All foundation cracks tulsa ok are certainly influenced by surrounding natural factors. You may need have no fear of imminent or unexpected earthquakes in your area, but interestingly enough, earth tremors are happening all of the time.
They seem so slight that you never really notice them. Another matter is the influence of daily human activity. Cars driving up and down a busy street or two in your way, the ongoing pounding into the asphalt, these could have a profound effect on the very foundations of your home. Of course, the direct focus is and should always be on the property, both inside and outside. But such things you may not have known before.
Not to suggest that you are devoid of commonsense. The human mind works in mysterious ways and perhaps it is focused otherwise. But the property foundations inspector notices these things right away. Cracks along the sides of your exterior walls may have little to do with suspected inferior workmanship on such exteriors but everything to do with the very foundations of your home. As to why the wooden floorboards appear to be so uneven is yet another possibility, amongst others.